The Christian Heritage Centre

Marriage Preparation

2024​​ Courses

Preparing you for marriage in the Catholic Church

“It is necessary to make preparatory programmes for the Sacrament of Marriage ever more effective, not only for human growth, but above all for the faith of the engaged couples. The fundamental objective of this encounter is to help engaged couples realise a progressive integration into the mystery of Christ, in the Church and with the Church.” (Pope Francis, Address to the Tribunal of the Roman Rota, 21 January 2017)

About CHC Marriage Preparation courses

Our courses meet the requirements for preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage in the Catholic Church.

They have been specifically designed to offer couples a presentation of fundamental, underlying themes as well as of the Sacrament of Marriage itself, according to the theological vision of the Catholic Church. Intrinsic to this presentation is an emphasis on personal integrity and honest communication as a couple, founded on the primary relationship with God.

Our Director, Stefan Kaminski, gained a licentiate at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies in Marriage and Family Life, the Church’s only institute dedicated to this area. He is supported by his wife, Eleonora, who is similarly qualified, and a team of couples who are experienced in delivering marriage preparation as well as in marriage itself!

Our events take place at Theodore House, set on the stunning Stonyhurst estate in the Ribble Valley.

2024 Marriage preparation course

Saturday 27th January & 3rd February (10am - 5pm)

Our marriage preparation course runs over two consecutive Saturdays.
The course explores all the fundamental themes necessary to providing couples with a clear overview of the vision for marriage offered by the Catholic Church, examining the Sacrament of Marriage through the promises that couples will make during the wedding ceremony.
Relational content is explored as part of the course through helpful questionnaires, which  couples will have time to share and discuss.
Time for discussion and questions is built into each day, with material for couples to take away and reflect on as they approach their wedding.
The cost of the course includes a buffet lunch and refreshments on both days.
Marriage preparation

£90 per person / £180 per couple